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Amazing Fruit from Transform Uganda IV – Pt 1 of 4

Greetings CTM Supporters and Partners!


Our last update to you was August 13th, when we shared some early news and photos of Transform Uganda IV
, our forth big outreach into the jungle villages of Uganda.

We have some amazing stories to share with you all, and since there are SO many stories, photos, and videos, we thought it best to bring you the news in a multi-part series.  So this is Part 1 of 4, the experience and report from Mike Parker, CTM board member and project lead, also a pastor and member of eTeamGlobal.

Amazing Fruit from Transform Uganda IV – Part 1 of 4 in a Series

August 24th, 2018 – Uganda, Africa.  The Good News of Jesus Christ Continues to Reach Souls in Uganda – from Mike Parker, eTeam Global staff and CTM board member, reports:

Our fourth Transform Uganda mission took on a different look this year, but the results continue to glorify God!  Transform Uganda 4 was a modified version of previous missions and included a Pastor’s Conference, Jesus Film Team, a Medical Team, and a Village Team to minister to men, women, and children in rural villages across Uganda.

In addition to evangelizing in villages, our six-member US team also spent its two weeks in Uganda training pastors and evangelists.  TU 4 was a partnership of:

  • eTeamGlobal (ETG) – Mike Parker, Nathan Walters
  • Christ Transformation Ministries – CTM board chair Dan Noel and CTM Uganda team members
  • Calvary Chapel-Phoenix, Arizona  – Pastor Brad Nassif, Pastor Bryan Ferguson, and Pastor Zach Papuga

TU4 – Building on Previous TU Missions

After four years of Transform Uganda missions, I am amazed at what the church the Lord has built and sustained in the Busoga region of Uganda.

In that time, CTM and ETG have worked together to plant 35 churches (this is in addition to the nearly 100 churches that CTM has planted since 2003, all throughout Uganda). Today, all 35 of the recent church plants are growing, standing firm, and starting other church plants in nearby villages. The sight of these church plants in villages where there had never been a church before is a wonder to behold.

From the northern region of Uganda where villages have little in the way of material comfort and resources, much was given as the 35 churches tithed to the feed the TU 4 teams as well as the pastors attending the conference – a total of 125 people. They raised almost 500 pounds of maize (of which 271 was sold to purchase other food items), 254 pounds of rice, 2 goats, 10 chickens, and 200,000 Ugandan Schillings (approx. $55). Their sacrifice of giving and tithing to the Lord’s work reduced our mission costs by over $1,000!

The Fruit of Transform Uganda IV was Amazing!

  • Our Medical team treated 2,171 souls, and of those, 59 received Christ.
  • The Village team ministered to a total of 1,194 souls, and of those, 281 men, women and children prayed to receive Christ.
  • The Jesus Film was shown to a total of 950, and of those, 77 people received Christ.
  • We held four pastor’s and leader’s conferences – 268 attended sessions that were led by Pastor Bryan and Pastor Zach, and these pastors received much needed encouragement and teaching from our team

During the short two week period of Transform Uganda IV, a total of 417 received the Lord Jesus Christ into their hearts, and were born again into the Kingdom of our Lord!  Praise the Lord!  An by ministering to and building up their pastors, we have continued the Lord’s work of helping these churches to grow and further prosper.

Esther Magezi, CTM Women’s Ministry Leader, provided us with this reflection:

“The village team went and taught women and many gave their lives to Christ to be their Lord and Savior. One of these women was Naweriya Joy, who was in a very dark place spiritually. After we prayed for her, she accepted Jesus and immediately jumped up in excitement over her new-found faith and began praising God! She is free. Glory to God.”  
– Esther Magezi, CTM Women’s Ministry Leader

More of this Series Soon to Come!

In update #2 of 4, we will have a story from Pastor Brad Nassif, of Calvary Phoenix, and Chris Magezi, regarding their trip to Wangobo.  This is a remote village in north Uganda, and a first time mission experience for both.  To their amazement, many received the Word with gladness, and received Jesus!  Watch for this coming update.

In Update #3 we will share the experiences of Pastor Zach Papuga of Calvary Phoenix, and his participation in the pastor’s conference in Kamuli.

Update #4 in this series will feature summarizing comments from Dan Noel, President of CTM, and Arthur Magezi, Founder and Executive Director.

Be blessed,

Paul M. Dooley
Secretary – Christ Transformation Ministries
www.CTMAfrica.org

Walking with Jesus – Africa

Thanks to Chester Hudspeth, of The Jesus Film, for making us aware of a series of short films about how Jesus is reaching the people of Africa.  The series is broken down into 30 minute segments or less, each one focusing on a particular theme:

  • Assurance of Salvation
  • Fellowship of believers
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Walking in the Spirit
  • Growing in Christ

Start at the top and watch all in the series – on you PC, laptop, tablet, or smart phone!  Here is the “Link” to “Walking With Jesus – Africa”, a short series on different topics in 13 Languages:  http://www.jesusfilm.org/watch/walking-with-jesus-africa.html/english.html

These films are available in English, French, Hausa, Moore, Chichewa, Shona, Krio, Zulu, Ndebele: Northern, Portuguese/Mozambique, Kikuyu, Akan: Twi,   Swahili: Tanzania.

And, of course the classic JESUS Film in many African Languages is also available.

Blessings, Chester Hudspeth Project Representative – Jesus Film Project©
Watch the “Jesus” film in your heart language at:
www.jesusfilmmedia.org

God is Transforming Lives through CTM Uganda ….

Tim Robnett shares this update about how the Jesus File was used to reach hundreds of souls for Jesus during Transform Uganda II this past August…

Jesus Film Comes Alive!

Elder Alan Ntwiga, a member of the CTM team, called excitedly from the bush about half way into Transform Uganda. Alan had jesusfilm-alanmultiple roles for this mission – he coordinated transportation for 130 people, arranged translators for the Nigerians, and coordinated sound equipment each day in three locations. In addition, at night he was responsible to show the Jesus Film in several villages. To do this, he amazingly had to move each day sound equipment, set it up, and move all to a new location, over difficult remote bush roads and even trails, and then do it all over again the next day. And he slept in the back bed of a truck each night while doing this.

With the various sound equipment set up, the idea was to have gifted Nigerian evangelist share the gospel each evening at a typical “crusade” platform event at night. This was done in three villages.
Worshipping_in_BalawuliThe fourth village was for the Jesus Film showing. Then a rotation of equipment again the next morning and a change to other villages.

About mid-week, Alan called very excited. He said on the phone =+==_&%. We could not understand him due to his excitement. Alan was asked what was wrong or what did he need help with. He then shared, “God is transforming lives!”

He then proceeded to say that the combination of various touches of the Gospel in both word and deed was creating a breakthrough for the villagers. They were understanding! Alan then said that when he
would show the Jesus Film after several of the teams: medical team, Believers_listening in on servicewomen’s and children’s ministry team, the men’s ministry, or the Nigerian evening meetings that people were coming to Christ in amazing ways. The multiple touches, through a variety of ministries, was creating a clear understanding of the Gospel and God was transforming lives. Amazing!

Results of the Jesus Film team during Transform Uganda II:

  • Six villages saw the Jesus Film.
  • Three of these villages had not previously seen the film.
  • Over 900 watched the film and about 120 prayed at the end to recieve Jesus into their hearts when the Gospel was presented.

Praise the Lord for servants like Alan, and praise Him His goodness!